Does Google Authorship Markup Hurt or Help Rankings?

* You may remember that I have mentioned in my post “Google Authorship Markup Disadvantages Everybody Ignores” how my wife’s site has lost rankings almost immediately after I implemented the Google authorship markup on her site. One reader specifically asked…

Why Short Posts Beat Long Content: Time is Money

* In recent years a new kind of debate has been taking place online. It’s about content length. The longer the better it seems. In it the main argument is that – let me summarize it “we have to write…

SEO 2.0 Goes Responsive Web Design with Origin

SEO 2.0 goes responsive web design with the “free WordPress theme Origin by AlienWP [partner link]. I kept my last theme for about 5 years by now and would even have sticked with it but it didn’t display properly on…

Advanced Social Networking Techniques for Increased Productivity and Popularity

* In case you work in blogging, social media or search you probably know what I mean: you got to be an Internet addict and you socialize online all the time to maintain some popularity.   Is social networking online…

How Link Building Really Works These Days

* I do not write a lot about link building. When I do I try to expand the concept usually or at least question it. The issue with link building is that it doesn’t go away. No matter how often…

How I Recovered from Panda by Banning Google

A panda might by a a cute animal but for most people who have a website and get traffic from search or rather mostly from Google it’s worse than a zombie. Websites hit by one of the numerous so called…

25 Shocking Remarks about SEO, Social Media, Facebook & Google to Tell Your Family During the Holiday Season

* It’s the holiday season again. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are always a time where we are confronted with real life. We can’t connect to Facebook all the time, tinkering with keywords is frowned upon by partners, children and…

Does Smashing Magazine Fail to Represent SEO Properly or Do We?

Does Smashing Magazine fail to represent SEO? Patrick Altoft and AJ Kohn are mad at Smashing Magazine for not getting SEO: Are they right? Do the people over at Smashing Magazine have no clue about modern SEO? I simply couldn’t…

Google Authorship Markup Disadvantages Everybody Ignores

[Update: Google’s support for authorship markup has been discontinued by now.] One of my favorite SEO pundits is AJ Kohn. AJ is an eager early adopter of Google+ and Google authorship markup. That’s the thing that lets you display your…

Are You Really a Content Marketer or Just an SEO?

After the so called Google Penguin update many people in the SEO industry not only increasingly embraced content marketing but they tried to join the bandwagon and rebrand themselves as content marketers completely.   New and shiny content marketing vs…

Connecting People for Fun and Profit with Minimal Effort

* In my last post I focused on influencers, who they are and how they get there. At the end I concluded that most of us are not influencers by design.   Influencers vs connectors Not everybody can become a…

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Influencer?

* Influencers are the new elite of the Internet age. We all want to connect with them, we all want to become influencers.   Do you really want to become influential? Today I do not want to focus why it…

Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos

* “Pinterest Optimization for SEO Machos” is a guest post by Adrienne of Pongra. I have added some ugly remarks about male SEO practitioners in the post. I also made the headline a bit more controversial plus improved the readability…

Ouch: Relationship Building is Not about SEO at All!

It’s official now: relationship building replaces link building in SEO. I’ve been preaching relationships for years but now the approach arrived in the SEO mainstream. I’m glad it has. There is just one problem with relationship building as applied using…

Content Curation Above Average is More Than Mindlessly Sharing Links

* Along with the content marketing hype there comes another content craze – depending on the context a smaller or bigger one- which is called content curation. Curation is seemingly everywhere, it’s great and everybody either does it or has…

Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media

“Here Comes the Future: Teaching Social Media” is a guest post by Dustin Verburg. I added the image and text formatting like bold, italics, paragraphs, citations and lists. One day I read an article about a lawmaker in Trenton, NJ…

Idiotically Simple Ways to Make Your Crap Content Stand Out

Everybody knows you have to create great content to survive so you have to compete with millions of others who are creating and promoting content.

A Simple Content Strategy for a Business Blog

* After a decade of blogging the question how often you have to post still remains unanswered or rather you get as many answers as many bloggers you ask. Personally I’ve found out over the years that you need at…

Content is Tyrant: Is it Publish or Perish for Everybody Now?

* Summary: In the era of “content marketing” it’s not just scientists and SEO specialists who have to create content to survive. Every business seemingly has to as Google etc. needs content to monetize. Do you have to submit to…